Do Chinese versions of NDS games exist?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by NextStep, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. NextStep
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    Hi, I'd like to know if there are any Chinese language NDS games?

    if so, msg me for details pls.

    Also, I post this in two different forums sections, cause didn't know in which it fall into.
     


  2. Maikel Steneker

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    Yeah, but if I'm not mistaken they're all nuked because they're actually iQue DS games, which normally can't run on a Nintendo DS.
    Don't do that, it's annoying. Just post it in one section, even if it's the wrong one.
     
  3. soliunasm

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    Yes, they're playable on this system:
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    Omg! Zero Mission on the DS D:

    If you search on certain sites, you can find them:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. mkoo

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    You can't play Chinese games on any other ds because they lack Chinese charecters support. However iQue DS can be used to play all other DS games.
     
  5. soliunasm

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    Which is why someone should at least start importing a couple for sale, I would love to be able to play every DS game, and say I have an "iQue" xD
     
  6. FAST6191

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    Everyone has mentioned the iQue now but I seem to recall iQue games working for some on standard DS models.

    Also Chinese translations (normally from Japanese) are prolific (I reckon there are easily more Chinese translations (normally simplified) than there are for all the other languages combined).

    Alas I have not been paying much attention to the Chinese translation scene (Chinese language stuff aside from the flash cart makers and occasionally stuff like crystaltile2 seems to be the only language not represented by major sites) so I am afraid I will have to point you towards yyjoy/ndsbbs and co.
    http://www.ndsbbs.com/
     
  7. legendofphil

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    If I remember rightly the only difference between a Nintendo DS and an iQue DS was the iQue DS had an extended firmware to cope with the Chinese character set.
     
  8. NextStep
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    i just remembered i made this topic. too busy with finals these days.

    anyways, i wanted to say "thanks for the replies" [​IMG]

    its too bad i cant play chinese NDS games, but the info about the iQue is really interesting.

    thanks again

    edit: i definitely would've bought one when i was in HK and China this summer if i had known about them beforehand, missed my chance. [​IMG]
     
  9. FAST6191

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    The translations work fine on normal DS models (more the exception than the rule but the Chinese version of Zelda appeared before the US one).
     
  10. Jaejae

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    Would it not be possible to dump the iQue firmware to then install on a normal NDS?
     
  11. Twiffles

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    Like FlashMe? What's the use of that? >_>
     
  12. myuusmeow

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    The iQue has a larger space to hold the 2 times as big characters, so no, wouldn't work.
     
  13. Jaejae

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    Hmmm, I suppose it would have to have more memory....
     
  14. NextStep
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    besides, theres only 4 chinese dumps, which isnt worth modifying.
     
  15. Whizz

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    Turn around...
    Someone flashed FlashMe to their iQue and after that it wouldn't play Chinese games anymore. The normal DS could have enough memory already...
     
  16. arctic_flame

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    Actually, a relatively simple ASM patch, even theoretically possible via an AR code allows the games to boot on any DS.
     
  17. Lumstar

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    Zero Mission? No, that's a GBA one. You can barely read "iQue Game Boy Advance" on the box.
     
  18. coolbho3000

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    Yes but who knows what the game will do when it can't read chinese characters from the firmware?
     
  19. paul1991

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    Chinese games work on any DS. I can run them on my R4 as clean roms and you can IPS patch them to work on the NCard. What it means by "larger firmware chip to cope with the chinese characters" is that the MENU(pictochat, DlPlay) needs to be in chinese, which the standard 512Kb ds FW chip can't hold. The iQue games are not nukes and play fine on any flashcart, but I assume that a real iQueDS cart could not display the title in the main menu of a nintendoDS. It would probably be random letters because it can't display the chinese characters.

    I have played iQue games on my japanese and american DS's without installing flashme. You guys know not of what you speak.
     
  20. Lumstar

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    Then why aren't the iQue games being posted on the front page of sites like gbatemp.net which catalog releases? There clearly is a reason, whatever it may be.